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TPO roofing is made from ethylene-propylene rubber and polypropylene. It is the most popular single ply membrane roofing product for commercial low-slope and flat roofs.

We offer the following TPO roofing products:

  • Standard TPO
  • Fleece-backed TPO
  • Self-adhering TPO
  • TPO with protective film

Standard TPO

Standard TPO is the most popular TPO product. It is polyester reinforced, which makes it durable. Up to a 30-year system warranty is available. It comes in white, gray, and tan. White and tan are Energy Star* certified. It can be fully adhered or mechanically attached. Standard TPO can also be ballasted. It comes with pre-printed lap lines and fastener spacing, which makes for quicker installation. Standard TPO comes in widths of 4′, 6′, 8, 10′ and 12′ by 100′ length.

Fleece-backed TPO

A fleece-backed TPO roofing membrane is even stronger than standard TPO, which provides excellent hail resistance. Like standard TPO, it too is polyester reinforced. It is more expensive, however. For a free estimate, contact us. Fleece-backed TPO is available in 6′ and 12′ widths only, and 45, 60 and 80 mil thickness with a 55 mil fleece liner. It’s available in white, gray, tan, medium bronze, patina green, rock brown, slate gray, and terra cotta. A 20-year system warranty is available for fleece-backed TPO. It comes with pre-printed lap lines for quicker installation.

Self-adhering TPO

Self-adhering TPO is peel-and-stick. That with pre-printed lap lines makes for a quick installation. It cannot, however, be installed in temperatures less than 40ºF. It is only available in 10′ widths. 60 mil thickness is available in white, gray, and tan. 80 mil thickness is available in white only. Self-adhering TPO is polyester-reinforced for a durable single-ply roofing product. A 20-year system warranty is also available.

TPO with protective film

The protective film in this single-ply roofing product is to protect the TPO membrane while it’s being installed. As with the above TPO membranes, TPO with protective film is also polyester-reinforced. It is only available in 6′ and 10′ widths and 60 mil thickness. It comes in white, gray, and tan. White and tan are Energy Star* certified. With pre-printed lap lines and fastener spacing, it’s quick to install. Up to a 20-year system warranty is available with TPO with protective film.

*An Energy Star certified TPO roof means it reflects more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building. Also, a TPO Energy Star certified roof can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.

Who is a TPO roof for

TPO roofing is recommended for any commercial or residential low-slope or flat roof that is not a restaurant since TPO is not nearly as resistant to animal fat and grease as PVC is. Example commercial industries which are suitable for TPO roofing include:

  • manufacturing
  • warehouses
  • department stores
  • office buildings
  • condominiums
  • medical and dental offices
  • hotels
  • motels

Features of a TPO roof

  • polyester reinforced
  • non-toxic
  • 100% recyclable
  • have no added plasticizers
  • non-hazardous
  • reflects UV radiation, which keeps the roof and the building cooler
  • durable
  • black, grey, and white. other colors available with fleece-backed
  • doesn’t degrade under UV radiation
  • resistant to mildew, mold, and algae

TPO roof lifespan

On average, a TPO roof will last 20-30 years, if properly maintained. As with any roof, a TPO roof should be inspected annually and repairs to damages should be completed immediately.

Can you walk on a TPO roof

Any single-ply roofing membrane can handle foot traffic if walk pads are installed on top of the membrane. You should not walk directly on the single-ply membrane itself.

TPO roofing installation

TPO membranes are hot-air welded, fastened, glued, or held down with rocks, gravel, or sand. Its membrane seams are several times stronger than EPDM roofing seams, so it’s a great choice for long-lasting durability.

If you’d like more information about our Colorado TPO roofing systems for commercial roofs, contact Bob Behrends Roofing. We are reliable, knowledgeable, and experienced in all kinds of commercial and residential roofing services.

Our Colorado TPO roofing system installation team gets the job done right and on time. We also offer a 5-year workmanship guarantee in addition to the manufacturer’s guarantee on the quality of the products. Call us today for a quote!